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VIDEOS: Vote for the tries of the year

AWARDS: Fans can cast their vote and select their winners for the two International Rugby Players Men’s and Women’s Try of the Year categories until Thursday, November 17 at 23:59 GMT.


In the men’s catergory, there are three counter-attacking tries that started deep inside the attacking team’s own half and one example of pure pace.

Chile flyhalf Rodrigo Fernandez picked up the ball just outside his 22 and then slalomed past six USA defenders before reaching the line, a feat made all the more implausible by the incredibly wet conditions.

Chris Harris finished off a fine team counter-attack for Scotland against Italy, while Edoardo Padovani touched down for the Azzurri against Wales following a scintillating break from Ange Capuozzo.

Louis Rees-Zammit, meanwhile, used his acceleration to leave the South African defence trailing in his wake.

In the women’s catergory, there are three team tries and one impressive solo effort make the list.

Sylvia Brunt was on hand to supply the finishing touch for New Zealand against Wales, following a flowing move that was supercharged by a Ruahei Demant break.


Australia were eliminated from RWC 2021 at the quarterfinal stage but scored one of the tries of the tournament against England as Emily Chancellor slid in after some slick hands in difficult conditions.

Another fine team move from Ireland against Wales in the Women’s Six Nations ended with a superb offload from Sam Monaghan to the onrushing Linda Djougang, while South Africa’s Nomawethu Mabenge combined strength, agility and pace to run in from halfway against Spain.

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